Varied ecosystems need different fire protection
- Sheri L. Gutsell, Edward A. Johnson, Kiyoko Miyanishi, Jon E. Keeley, Matthew Dickinson, and Simon R. J. Bridge
Covington states in his Commentary1 that the open ponderosa pine forests of the western United States are "in widespread collapse" because fire suppression by humans has eliminated the low-intensity surface fire regime that maintained the open, park-like structure of these forests. He fears this will lead to an "unprecedented" crown fire regime that will eliminate forests.
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